Embassy Induction Seminar 2018
An Introduction to Diplomatic Life in London
Meet essential contacts for your work
The seminar is ideal for diplomats of all ranks who have been in the capital for less than a year. In the introductory session, diplomats will meet the FCO’s Protocol Directorate, HM Marshal of the Diplomatic Corps and the Dean of Diplomatic Corps. They will also be introduced to specialist diplomatic associations in London.
There will be a series of six workshops for various diplomatic portfolios: political; economic; culture, education and science; press and public diplomacy; consular and home affairs; and admin and finance. Here diplomats will get an overview of how their Whitehall department functions and meet contacts useful to their work.
Embassy Managers, Admin Attachés and Community Liaison Officers are invited to join an Embassy Managers Meeting with FCO Protocol and to meet reputable diplomatic suppliers.
Diplomatic spouse programme
The orientation day will also assist diplomatic families adjusting to life in London. A tailored spouse programme has been introduced, with a series of workshops and networking opportunities for spouses and partners – including male spouses! These will include sessions on professional development, further study, employment and volunteering as well as family-orientated workshops on schooling and childcare. Spouses will also be introduced to the Diplomatic Spouse Club of London and well-established expat spouse networks and will be invited to get to know other diplomatic spouses in their neighbourhood.
Living in London sessions
These workshops will assist both diplomats and spouses and include an essential Personal Safety Seminar hosted by the Diplomatic Protection Group, as well as informative workshops covering health, finance, further study, accommodation and transport. This year there will be a new session on making the most of cultural life and travel during your posting in the UK.
Exhibition, networking and prizes
There is an exhibition area of reputable diplomatic suppliers and there will be plenty of opportunity to network with fellow colleagues and spouses informally over coffee and lunch. A relaxed drinks reception and a superb prize draw will close a busy day.
Attend this event and you will:
|Meet the Dean and the Marshal of the Diplomatic Corps|
|Learn about diplomatic privileges and immunities from the Protocol Directorate|
|Find out about London’s diverse diplomatic associations|
|Attend diplomacy workshops and meet key contacts in your diplomatic specialist area|
|Get essential tips on living in London|
|Meet face-to-face with reliable diplomatic suppliers|
|Share advice and experiences with fellow diplomatic families|
|Find out about expatriate spouse networks in London|
|Network with colleagues and diplomatic families in your area|
|Receive a Diplomatic Directory of contacts and services|
And win fabulous prizes!
DIPLOMAT Seminar Programme
SPOUSE Seminar Programme
This is a must-attend seminar to get a head start in your new posting – and it is totally free.
Exhibition Stands, Sponsors and Delegates
If you are a diplomatic supplier looking for further information on sponsoring, exhibiting or attending the event please contact Kerry at: email@example.com
A very well organized and worthwhile event, with all the information needed to smoothly blend in. Good networking opportunity for newcomers.
Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
The event provided information required for easy transition from our varying cultures of persons in the diplomatic community to the British norm.
Jamaican High Commission
It was very well organised and useful.
Embassy of Egypt
Really a fantastic networking event which newly appointed diplomats can not miss!
Embassy of China
The event was very useful and worthwhile. I was impressed with the amount of practical information, supplier contacts and networking opportunities all under one roof!
Government of the British Virgin Islands, London Office
It was a great day for me with great ideas and great people..
Embassy of Georgia
Good start at the very start of work in London.
Embassy of Ukraine
A great introduction and overview of diplomatic life in London.
Embassy of Belgium – Flanders House
Well organized, useful information, plenty of networking opportunities.
Embassy of Romania
Very useful and it gives an opportunity to meet with other new diplomats
Embassy of Poland
Very useful and interesting for new diplomats.
Eembassy of the Argentine Republic
It was very useful especially when one is less than 3 weeks in the country. It prepared the grounds for easy settling down
Ghana High Commission
An important event gives an overview about the diplomatic Life in London and a networking event that not only helps diplomats network with fellow diplomats, but also puts in direct contact with agencies and association in their roles in embassies.
Embassy of Yemen
It was a very interesting and useful event. Every new comer diplomat should attend.
High Commission of Cyprus
I found this to be a wonderful introduction to London and to life as a diplomat in this great city. A very well-organized and thorough seminar which succeeded in answering many questions.
Canadian High Commission
A great opportunity to meet other colleagues from the Embassies and people form the British Government and Parliament. Also, a great opportunity to learn about special procedures needed in order to settle in and enjoy London.
Embassy of Montenegro
Extremely good and thorough overview. By far the most complete induction I have received in any posting (have been posted in Nigeria, United Arab Emirates, Israel and the UN in New York)
Embassy of Sweden
You can only gain by attending!
It was very helpful for new diplomats.
Embassy of the Republic of Iraq
The Embassy Induction Seminar is a must do for newly arrived diplomats. It is a fantastic opportunity to learn about London, the diplomatic circles, and to network. In a nutshell, the seminar has helped me break the glass between London, the diplomatic community and myself.
It was a very useful event that enabled me to meet the diplomats of other missions and join some of the networking.
Embassy of Mongolia
A good forum to meet interesting people and exchange ideas.
DSFA FCO Spouse
The induction seminar helps new arrived diplomats to have a soft landing to the UK. It is an extraordinary tool.
Embassy of Mexico
The event was wonderful. I was amazed by the number of diplomats that appeared. Good workshops, a chance to meet other diplomats and very friendly environment and also know more about the diplomatic supplies. I can say it was wonderful.
Embassy of Afghanistan
The event is is like a timely sprinkle that comes when the drought-hit crops are longing for it. It helps me integrate myself more effectively and efficiently into the life of London and UK.
Eembassy of China
It was useful to get in contact with the diplomatic community in London and learned a lot about the city rules and regulations.
This is an excellent seminar for key facts to having a successful diplomatic work in the UK.
High Commission of Nigeria
An excellent, well organized event that was fun as well as being extremely informative.
A well organized event and very useful for new arrivals in the country.
Embassy of the Republic of the Philippines
Very good initiative
Embassy of France
The seminar provides an excellent opportunity for networking.